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Nicole Kidman’s gorgeous ‘Flare’ cover for December!

It has taken a very long time, 11 years to be exact, for Nicole Kidman to open up about her very painful divorce from Tom Cruise. At the time, they seemed like Hollywood’s perfect couple. Then Tom Cruise shocked not only all of us, but his wife, by walking out.

11 years since Tom split, Nicole is finally read to talk about the ‘shock’ of her marriage ending.

‘I thought our life together was perfect,’ the actress told DuJour magazine, admitting she was blindsided by the actor’s decision to end their ten-year union.

‘It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system.’

The Australian actress claims the pair had a happy marriage.

‘We were in a bubble, just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another.’

Nicole, who is now happily married to country star Keith Urban, married the Hollywood superstar when she was just 23.

‘I was reeling with Tom,’ she now says. ‘I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him…. I was totally smitten – I fell madly, passionately in love.’

But the 45-year-old admits: ‘I was so impulsive and naive.’

Nicole says her life has recovered and she is happier than ever.

‘I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life,’ she tells DuJour.

‘I’m living in a friend’s house in Nice [to film a biopic of Princess Grace Of Monaco]. My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s four, and Faith Margaret, who’s two.

‘My mother is about to fly in from Australia to babysit. Then Keith will be arriving… My family is with me. My family.’

And Nicole says they spend as much time together as they can.

‘My life changed. He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes me feel secure. We don’t ever like to be separated.’

The pair have built a family together, something Nicole, who adopted two children with Tom, called a ‘healing experience’.

‘We have a wonderful home life,’ she said. ‘There’s always music. Keith plays the guitar and piano and drums.

‘He’s always composing music.

‘It’s lovely when you have a baby who picks up the drumsticks and plays, wearing angel wings.’

Knowing what we know NOW about Scientology – and more specifically Tom Cruise - I feel so bad for Nicole. I can’t imagine what that felt like first of all – to have your husband walk out on you, and second of all to have him take your kids and turn them against you. I’m happy that Nicole found happiness with Keith Urban, and I believe she is so much happier now. It’s only taken 11 years to get here.

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Rihanna goes nude for GQ Magazine, they name her ‘Obsession of the Year’

Channing Tatum has been named “Movie Star of the Year” by GQ, and Ben Affleck has been named “Filmmaker of the Year”. In their third cover of the month, Rihanna was named “Obsession of the Year”, and today we’re getting our first look at all three covers!

I like all three of their choices for covers. Channing definitely deserves the cover for ‘Movie Star of the Year’ after the year he’s had (‘Magic Mike’, ’21 Jump Street’). He’s also reportedly going to be announced as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive any day now.

Ben Affleck certainly deserves the ‘Filmmaker of the Year’ award. After seeing ‘Argo’ – which was BRILLIANT – I think he deserves all the accolades he gets.

As of today, only the Rihanna interview has been released, which you can read it here at GQ. Some highlights via Celebitchy:

Rihanna on what she wants in a relationship: “I like to feel like a woman. I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, like I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead.”

…on love: “Love makes you go places you probably wouldn’t ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits.”

…on how she sees herself: “Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product. I look at me and see art. If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery. ”

…on the fight between Drake and Chris Brown: “There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question.”

What do you think of GQ’s covers?

Anne Hathaway covers the December issue of Vogue Magazine!

Anne Hathaway covers the December issue of Vogue Magazine, and Annie Leibovitz shot the pictures! (Am I the only one who isn’t crazy about these photos? Annie could have done better, if you ask me.)

Anne is obviously promoting her new movie, ‘Les Miserables’, and is gunning for that Oscar nomination. The interview that goes along with the cover is very heavy on the ‘Les Mis’ talk.

Here are some highlights from the interview via Celebitchy:

Anne on cutting her hair off: “I love the short-haired lifestyle,” Hathaway tells me with a laugh (she laughs a lot). “It’s awesome that I was able to go for a hike right before I came here to meet you, quickly wash my hair, and now it’s dry.” The only downside, she says, is having to get her hair cut every three weeks. “But I’m turning 30, and—I hope this isn’t obnoxious to say—I feel prettier, and much more myself. I guess I just feel much more satisfied with less now.”

Pres. Obama called Anne “the best thing” in The Dark Knight Rises: “I’m a blusher, and just being inches from him, I went scarlet from the tips of my toes to the tops of my ears.”

Auditioning for Les Mis: “I knew that someone was going to have to go in there and do something pretty special to unseat me,” she says. “Sometimes you leave a room and you feel like maybe you’ve left the door open a crack. This time, I knew that I had slammed it shut behind me.”

Losing weight for the role: Before the start of shooting, she went on a strict cleanse and lost ten pounds, which in the early scenes of the film gives her a gossamer quality. She then took two weeks off and lost another fifteen pounds by following a near-starvation diet, consisting of two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day. “I had to be obsessive about it—the idea was to look near death,” she recalls. “Looking back on the whole experience—and I don’t judge it in any way—it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”

On her wedding: “Oh, my God, I had a blast. Our friends stayed and partied and danced till really late.”

She wants to be a mom: “And now, of course, with me having this beyond-my-wildest-dreams success in my own career—and beyond the success, the joy I take just getting to be an actor—knowing what that must have been like for her to put that aside for the good of her children. Oh, my God. I want to be a mother, and I anticipate loving my children quite fiercely. I think about it all the time, though it’s a silly thing to think about because the kind of mother I’ll be depends on the kind of children I have. I can’t wait to meet them.” For now, she feels as if she’s right where she’s meant to be. “I’d feel a little silly and overly dramatic to say that this feels like destiny. But to have this come full circle in such a spectacular way—it’s making me very happy… OK, it feels a little like destiny.”

Do you think Anne might finally get that Oscar? I, for one, cannot WAIT to see the movie. I think it’s going to be really good, I have high hopes!


Taylor Swift on fashion, “There’s just something so feminine about a dress”

Taylor Swift graces Harper’s Bazaar’s December/January cover, and in the interview, she opens up about dating, relationships, her career, and more.

The hitmaker is as known for her girlish dresses as for her number-one songs. But, as she has proved, you don’t need to wear trousers to have power.

On wearing dresses: “I’m in a predicament where I can’t wear a dress twice or else it’s pointed out in magazines,” she says. “So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.” “There’s just something so feminine about a dress,” she says. “Whether it’s a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a ’50s housewife — which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason — I just really like dresses.”

On dating: “It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I’m wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up.” Relationships are “the ultimate collaboration,” she adds, but sometimes “it’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with.”

On relationships as a source of inspiration for her music: “Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn’t just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction.” “Despite all of that and how unpleasant it is, as a writer you get a lot from it. It’s a crazy justification system. You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12, and 13.”

On being friends with celebrities including Emma Stone and Selena Gomez: “We never talk about fashion, about career, about our ambitions or our projects,” she says of her pals. “We just talk about relationships, feelings, love, and boys.”

Harper’s Bazaar’s December/January issue hits newsstands November 27.